The ‘People’s City’ Exhibition,
Hidden Liverpool is thrilled to be opening the doors of its first major event, the ‘People’s City’ photography exhibition. It contains fantastic images themed around the connection between people and buildings within Liverpool, and explores how buildings reflect people’s heritage within the city.
The images on display are taken from a citywide competition and have been selected by a panel of professionals’ including The Open Eye, Liverpool Vision, Seven Streets and PLACED. It contains entries from Under 18’s, amateur photographers and professionals.
Competition judges Sevenstreets were impressed by the depth of the images and the connections they made to the people of the city - “We thought we knew this city. Seems we've a lot to learn. All of these images have made us look again at the fabric of the place we call home. They're beautiful, sad, surprising and haunting. More than that, they should be seen as a call to arms, forcing us to all look again at our most underused resource”
Carolyn Murray, Project officer of Hidden Liverpool said - “Hidden Liverpool was really thrilled with the quality and variety of the competition entrants. The overall standard was very high and judging all categories was very difficult.”
The ‘Peoples City’ exhibition will open on Friday the 22nd November and run until the 1st of December. The exhibition will be held in the old Royal School for the Blind situated on the Corner of Hope Street and Hardman Street. There will be disabled access via a ramp at the entrance. Opening times can be seen below.
The building the exhibition is housed in, which is currently empty, was founded by Edward Rushton in 1791 and used as a blind school from 1851. It later became the Merseyside police Headquarters and then the Trade Union Centre until it closed. The building was recently purchased by The Hope Street Hotel founder Dave Brewitt who was on the judging panel -‘I was impressed with the quality of submissions, it was a pleasure to see them all and be part of the panel’. The Hidden LIverpool team are thrilled to be hosting our first exhibition in an empty building, so rich in history.
Open Daily 11am – 5pm
Saturday 23rd November 11am – 7pm
Thursday 28th November 11am – 9pm
Saturday 30th November 11am – 7pm
Hidden Liverpool Project Officer
T: 07974 – 987892